Pet-Friendly 1BR/1.5BA Ocean & Pool View Villa!
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- Minimum stay:Contact manager
- Pets considered:Yes
- Wheel chair accessible:No
Harbor Island condo description
Our renovated (March, 2005), pet-friendly, ocean view villa is located on the 2nd floor with easy access to the elevator. It is adjacent to the pool, so you can watch your children play from the screened-in porch (see pictures).
The master bedroom features a queen-size heavenly bed with pillow top, feather bed, and luxurious sheets. The living room futon converts to a full/double-size bed. All bed linens and towels are provided.
The kitchen is fully equipped with a stove, microwave, toaster, oven, etc. for the chef in your family. Please see additional amenities below.
The unit is situated in Beachhouse Villas, a private, gated community with 24-hour security. A two-minute walk from our unit takes you to the 3-mile private beach (which is never crowded) or to the fitness center in the lower level of the Beach Cabana Club. The club property features a large pool with four tennis courts. A putting green is nearby.
Come share our villa for a respite from the hustle and bustle of everyday life. Shift into a lower gear, bring your binoculars if you're a birdwatcher, relax and enjoy!
Harbor Island, 14 miles east of highly acclaimed Beaufort, SC., is a protected estuary habitat filled with wildlife and beautiful plant life. It is part of the 350,000-acre ACE Basin National Estuarine Research Reserve (ACE Basin NERR), created and managed by the Marine Resources Division of South Carolina. The private island sits on the edge of the biologically rich Saint Helena's Sound. In this habitat, you will be surrounded by live oaks, slash pines, and cabbage palmettos.
The ACE Basin Refuge lies along the Atlantic Flyway - the 'bird highway in the sky.' Numerous waterfowl, shore birds, neo-tropical songbirds and birds of prey migrate from their nesting grounds to wintering areas throughout eastern North America.
The painted bunting, egrets and herons are in abundance here. Many endangered species such as the peregrine falcon, Canby's dropwort, chaffseed, hawksbill turtle, leatherback turtle, red-cockaded woodpecker, shortnose sturgeon, West Indian manatee, and wood stork live in the ACE Basin. Six, federally-threatened species (i.e. bald eagle, Eastern indigo snake, green turtle, American alligator, loggerhead turtle, and piping plover) have also been observed in the area.
Ocean Wildlife - The ocean is teeming with wildlife - American oysters, blue crabs, fiddler crabs, grass shrimps, hard clams, white shrimps, living sand dollars, horseshoe crabs, and porpoise, according to the National Estuarine Research Reserve.
At certain times of the year, you will share the ocean water with glowing green phosphorescent plankton or loggerhead sea turtles. (Don't forget to Help Save Our Turtles - lights off on the beach at night between May 1 and September 1). A sighting of a leatherback turtle, the largest living turtle species, occurred last year on Hunting Island, the next island over.
Fishing - If you are interested in fishing - the 1120-foot, former Paradise Pier is now part of Hunting Island State Park, the last island boundary in the ACE Basin chain. Fishermen have tried their luck and caught Atlantic croaker, bay anchovy, black drum, largemouth bass, red drum, shortnose sturgeon, Southern flounder, spot, spotted sea trout, striped bass, and striped mullet.
***Nearby Hunting Island***
Local Attractions Hunting Island is home to the historic Hunting Island lighthouse that was in operation until 1933. Originally constructed in 1859 and rebuilt in 1875 after the Civil War, 167 steps and 50 cents will take you to the top for a fabulous view. It is only two miles away from our unit.
Time to go out on the town? Beaufort provides a delightful backdrop. First inhabited by native Americans and then the Spanish in the 1500s, historical areas are every where. Antebellum homes from before the Civil War border the waterfront as do great restaurants and a small park and marina. Beaufort also hosts a thriving artists community and it is only 14 miles away! An hour or so drive will take you to Savannah or Charleston, beautiful southern cities that make great day trips.
Stop at Publix on your way out of Beaufort. It is on the left after you cross Lady's Island bridge over the intercoastal waterway once you go through downtown Beaufort on Route 21. Or, stop at Gay's Seafood (on the right) before you cross the Harbor River Bridge across from the famous (featured in Coastal Living) Shrimp Shack.
*** PLEASE EMAIL OR CALL FOR MORE INFORMATION ***
We know you will enjoy your stay on Harbor Island. Call Karen at 828-252-3612 for more information or check our reservation calendar and send us an email. We work hard at keeping our rental calendar current.
Note: A $40 per week gate pass for guests is a required purchase by our condominium association. The rate is reduced to $30 for three nights or less. 10% SC taxes and fees do apply, and there is a $75 cleaning fee.
- Vacation Rental
- Pets Considered
- Children Welcome
- Non Smoking Only
Bedrooms: 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 4, Beds for 2-4
- Queen size Beds (1), Sleep Sofa or Futons (1)
Bathrooms: 1.5 Bathrooms
Kitchen & Dining
- Ice Maker
- Cooking Utensils
- Parking Off Street
- Clothes Dryer
- Washing Machine
- Air Conditioning
- Pool, Charcoal BBQ
- Satellite / Cable
- DVD Player
Pool & Spa
- Communal Pool
- Outdoor Grill
- Deck / Patio
Location & View
- Ocean View
- Beach View
- Fitness Center
- Sight Seeing
- Wildlife Viewing
- Birding, Crabbing
ReviewsWrite a review
Loved the view! The condo is very clean and no pet smell at all! We enjoyed having our little dogs with us and walking on the beach. We hope to be back soon.
- Guest Lynn s.
- Date of stay 11/22/13
- Review Submitted 11/27/13
Recommended for: Pet owners, age 55+.
Wonderful, Relaxing and Peaceful
Wonderful, Relaxing and Peaceful
We had such a wonderful visit to Harbor Island last weekend. The condo L206 was absolutely perfect for our family. We loved having the option to bring our dog Charley, and you would never know that its a pet friendly condo, as the place was spotless. Everything worked perfectly, no issues, and the condo owners have thought of everything that you would ever need, and they have it! We literally had the beach to ourselves several times a day (weather was chilly, but didn't keep us away). We highly recommend a trip to Hunting Island...loved it there!!! Can't thank you enough for such a relaxing, peaceful place for our family to visit.
- Guest michele b.
- Date of stay 10/24/13
- Review Submitted 10/29/13
Recommended for: Pet owners, families with young children, sightseeing.
Girl's Beach Trip
Girl's Beach Trip
Hi, I really wanted to express how much we enjoyed our stay at the condo! We had stayed there before and really enjoy the screen porch with table to sit and watch the world go by. My dog so loves the beach! She gets so excited when we pack the car. I really like the rearranging of the furniture in bedroom and living room. The only thing I would note is the bathrooms are very dimly lit ,even with both lights on. I am sure it is a bulb issue but just thought I would mention. Really, really enjoyed our ever relaxing stay at the beach! Thanks so much,
- Guest Suebee (United States)
- Date of stay 10/06/13
- Review Submitted 10/15/13
Recommended for: Girls getaway, pet owners, romantic getaway.
We enjoyed our stay this condo very much. Just a short walk to a wonderful, quiet beach. Very comfortable and had everything we needed. The property and pool were outstanding and maintained beautifully. We recommend Johnson's Creek Tavern which is just short distance from this condo. We also enjoyed Hunting Island.
- Guest joanie (Ware Shoals SC)
- Date of stay 08/23/13
- Review Submitted 09/03/13
Recommended for: Girls getaway, pet owners, age 55+, romantic getaway, sightseeing.
The view was beautiful. It was great sitting in the screened in balcony drinking coffee in the morning looking at the ocean. The condo was a lot larger than the pictures. Very short walk to get to the swimming pool. It was great taking our dog with us. He had a blast chasing the waves and running up and down the beach. The beach was very secluded but a longer walk from our room. We enjoyed having a pass to Hunting Island, we went there twice. We also went to the lighthouse. We felt very safe because of the security was always around. I had shoulder surgery and my wife injured her foot the day before we left. The security was so nice to help us bring all our belongings to the room.
- Guest Backwoods BBQ (Jackson, Georgia)
- Date of stay 08/18/13
- Review Submitted 08/23/13
Recommended for: Pet owners, age 55+, adventure seekers, romantic getaway, sightseeing.
Great place to stay....very clean, quiet and relaxing!
- Guest Anonymous
- Date of stay 07/30/13
- Review Submitted 08/17/13
Recommended for: Tourists without a car, pet owners, romantic getaway.
Wow! With so many properties to choose from, we got lucky when we chose this one! Stayed for 10 days and explored the whole area so we observed most of the other properties. The screened covered "porch" was so unique! Jutting out from the unit in triangular shape, it allowed for the heavenly ocean breezes to flow right through and gave us panoramic views. We enjoyed breathtaking ocean sunrises and ate bug free meals out there all the time. And the location of the unit was perfect! So close to the beach, right by the elevator and the laundry room is not far either. (Nice Maytag washers and dryers available at no charge!) We encountered a major maintenance issue during our stay that could have been a nightmare, but instead the problem was resolved quickly and completely. Both the property manager and the owner were very sensitive to making sure our vacation time was the best it could be with no hassles! The unit was very clean and larger than it looked in the photos. What a nice bonus to have the Hunting Island State Park pass included with the unit-- we went there many times to fish, hike trails, walk the beach, and birdwatch. Saw alligators there too! Gorgeous park and so nice to be so close to it! One of the most relaxing and amazing vacations we've ever had! Would definitely love to come back and stay at this unit again!! Thank you Karen and Sheila for all you did for us!!
- Guest Rita & Vince (Northwest Illinois)
- Date of stay 07/15/13
- Review Submitted 07/27/13
Recommended for: Girls getaway, pet owners, age 55+, romantic getaway, families with young children, sightseeing.
The beach was a bit unexpected but it was a great stay
The beach was a bit unexpected but it was a great stay
Harbor Island is almost fictional. It's very small and hardly anyone on the beach even during peak season. I think we were the only ones staying in the entire building. So quite. Everyone on the island is extremely pleasant. Who wouldn't be, it's a beautiful place with real natural secrets. Dog friendly as well. We were a bit disappointed with the beach itself. It isn't a real beach like you'd expect on the coast of SC. More like a lake. The low tide is way way way out. And there aren't any real waves. Which would be perfect if you have little ones who want to sit in the water and not get knocked over. Our pups ran their hearts out. But we love the sound of waves and missed them. Thank goodness for Hunting Is. beach. The condo was nice but could use improvements in seating. The only seating is a tiny sofa which is very hard and uncomfortable. The TV is bigger than the sofa. The bed is extremely comfortable but we enjoy napping on couches which was impossible. There's no outdoor napping either. There is a tiny screened in porch which is nice, but you can't relax out there because it's right above the pool and I prefer not to have to listen to children playing while trying to relax outside. Overall we enjoyed ourselves very much but it was mostly due to the wonderfully splendid Hunting Island State Park.
- Guest Katie (Greenville SC)
- Date of stay 06/16/13
- Review Submitted 06/24/13
Recommended for: Families with young children.
My wife and I brought our dog and had an excellent time! The weather was great, the beach was never crowded, and the condo was perfect. We had absolutely no complaints. We will return!
- Guest Drew (Greenville, SC)
- Date of stay 05/31/13
- Review Submitted 06/11/13
Recommended for: Pet owners.
Harbor Island Condo
Harbor Island Condo
We had a wonderful relaxing holiday. Everything was as we expected, the condo was clean and although basic met all our needs. My one complaint was that the futon was not very comfortable. Our little dog, Tetley, really enjoyed the screened balcony, keeping an eye on all the comings and goings. The restaurant we enjoyed the most was the Dockside, great fish platter. We visited Hunting Island State Park several times, my husband enjoyed fishing off of the pier. I took Tetley for long walks along the beautiful beach most days, our favourite activity. A great winter escape, Thank You from the three of us.
- Guest Winter Getaway (Canada)
- Date of stay 02/01/13
- Review Submitted 03/12/13
Recommended for: Girls getaway, pet owners, age 55+, romantic getaway, families with young children.
Manager response: Thanks so much for your feedback, and I'm glad you enjoyed the beach. I've been searching for a sleeper sofa for the living room, but have yet to find one that's both stylish and comfortable. I will definitely have a new one, though, by the end of this year, and most likely sooner. Thanks again, Sheila Dunn
SUMMER .. May 14-Sep 09... $922/week WE ACCEPT PAYPAL! ---Fri & Sat .. $155/night, week nights .. $140/night (2 night min) FALL .... Sep 09-Nov 24 .. $778/week ---Fri & Sat .. $140/night, week nights .. $126/night (2 night min) WINTER .. Nov 25-March 02 .. $635/week ........30-day monthly rentals for $1,221 ---Fri & Sat .. $119/night, week nights .. $ 98/night (2 night min) SPRING .. Mar 03-May 13 .. see Fall rates above. **+ 10% SC Taxes & Fees, $75 Cleaning Fee, Deposit and Gate Pass Required.
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Year Purchased: 2005
About: Several years ago when I purchased the condo on Harbor Island, I made the decision to make it pet-friendly. Heck, we even provide dog/cat beds, food bowls, and a polaroid camera to leave pictures behind on our "pet board". Some of my friends and business advisors said I was crazy to allow pets because they would ruin the unit. Well, the exact opposite has happened. People that can't imagine going away without their pets and have chosen L206 have been the most pleasant guests I've ever experienced. The cute pictures left behind and the notes about how much their 4-legged friends enjoyed the beach are priceless. Thanks for visiting!
Why Harbor Island:
Harbor Island is one of the last places on earth where you can roam the beach and not encounter any others - well, maybe several starfish, great shore birds, and dolphins swimming along with you as you're walking. I also love the fact that Harbor Island is a reserve for sea turtles and other endangered species.
The Unique Benefits at this Condo:
L-206 has one of the best ocean views of any condo on Harbor Island. Located a few steps away from the elevator, there's no need to lug heavy bags up and down the steps. If you cook, you'll appreciate the new kitchen appliances and high end pots and pans. The pillow top mattress on the queen size bed is incredibly comfortable and the towels are big and fluffy. We provide two bicycles so you can cruise around the low country. Enjoy!
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View of livingroom deck (center right) from pool
New livingroom futon converts to full-size bed (ocean view)
New diningroom - seats 4
More of the master bedroom
Oceanview from screened-in porch
Look at the views from the front patio!
Tropical decor with new ceramic tile floors
New queen-sized bed in master bedroom
Diningroom and entertainment center
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